solidworks offset tutorial for beginners

Suppose that we have this sketch:

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And we need another one just like the first one toward the inside:

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It will cause so many headaches if we go through all the steps again and again. But solidworks has a solution for situations like this and it’s called “offset entities”. This tool creates a copy of the existing sketch in a specified distance. In the sketch toolbar click on the “offset entities” button:

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Offset entities window appears in the property manager. Set the desired distance and select the objects that you want to copy then click on the side that you want to place the offset:

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You can even choose the bi-directional option and offset the sketch in both directions:

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